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curator , art historian

Shen C. Y. Fu, Chinese, American Curator, art historian. Recipient 1st prize and special award Taiwan Normal U., 1958, 1st prize in Chinese calligraphy Sino-Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition, Tokyo, 1963,Sun Yat-sen prize in art history Republic of China, 1971; John D. Rockefeller III fellow, 1968-1971. Member Association for Asian Studies.


Fu, Shen C. Y. was born on November 4, 1937 in Shanghai, China. Came to the United States, 1968. Son of Tui-hsi and Ping (Hsu) Fu.


Bachelor, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, 1959. Master of Arts, Chinese Cultural College, Taipei, 1965. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1976.


Instructor fine arts, Taiwan Normal High School, Taipei, 1958-1965;lecturer in calligraphy, Chinese Cultural College, Taipei, 1965-1968;program director, lecturer, Taiwan television, Taipei, 1864, 66;researcher in calligraphy and painting, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1965-1968, 72-73;art historian, researcher, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1973-1975;associate professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975-1979;curator Chinese art, Freer Gallery Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1979-1990;curator Chinese art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1987-1990;senior curator, Freer and Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Author or co-author 10 books on Chinese painting and calligraphy, since 1973. Contributor articles to journals in field.


Member Association for Asian Studies.


Tui-hsi Fu

Ping (Hsu) Fu